In the Words of the Caliph: Extracts from meetings and addresses in the past month

The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad held various virtual online meetings with audiences based in the UK and abroad. Below are selected quotes of His Holiness from these meetings.



Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“Generally, as much as possible, we should use recyclable products. At the events of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community there is usually a team dedicated for ensuring good hygiene. One of their responsibilities is to ensure that the environment and the facilities should be kept as clean and tidy as possible and they should clear rubbish in an appropriate and environment-friendly way.” (Read Here)



Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“People are raising their voices against it. This law is against the human rights (of a Muslim woman). A person who wears the hijab does so because of her faith. Similarly, if a Jewish man who wears a skull-cap is told not to wear it or a Muslim man is told not to wear their cap and Sikhs are told not to wear their turbans – it is wrong and such restrictions are a means of denying such people of their basic human rights… Our members should oppose this law through whatever legal mechanisms are available and by raising your voice. They should condemn it. Remember, these laws which are made in parliaments are not divine laws which will always remain the same. If people raise their voice against such unjust laws then there will come a time when these laws shall change.”

“What they are doing is wrong. On the one hand they claim to uphold human rights but on the other, they deny Muslim women of their religious rights. So you should write against this in the newspapers and Ahmadi Muslim girls should write in the Swedish news and also in Europe-wide newspapers too. Wherever someone has access or an opportunity they should avail it (to lodge their disapproval). I have instructed about this before too and so you should write that those who create such laws are actually violating and infringing upon basic human rights. If there is a person that has a potential and is of good calibre – for instance, a woman who is a good scientist, or a woman who is an able doctor or surgeon, her employer may fire her simply for wearing a Hijab. That is unjust and counter-intuitive. It is a waste of their potential. It is a question of depriving a bright mind of its rights. So you should write and lobby against this law. Make noise and if you do so, there can be much achieved by raising your voice in these countries.”  (Read Here)



Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“Those who do not take mental health issues seriously are gravely ignorant. Those who develop depression or any other mental health issue, or those children or adults who are diagnosed as autistic, they should be given appropriate help and treatment. We should take care of them. Whatever possible treatment is available, that should be utilised. You should also compassionately care for their feelings and emotions. Those who do not do so are very much ignorant.” (Read Here)



Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“Islamic teachings have nothing to do with terrorism. Allah the Almighty says very clearly in the Quran that killing of a person is akin to the killing of the whole of mankind and saving the life of one person is as if you have saved the life of the whole of mankind. And the Holy Quran says that killing a person without reason will take you to hell. The Holy Quran says that killing a believer will lead you to hell. But what are Muslims doing? Muslims are killing each other. So all those who are killing each other, according to the teachings of the Holy Quran and the narrations of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), they will go to hell.” (Read Here)